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  • Harvest Bible Chapel celebrating 25 years of ministry, growth Sep 20, 2013 12:30 PM
    As its more than 13,000 members prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harvest Bible Chapel this weekend, church leaders are looking back to where it all began. “We knew the kind of church we wanted to be a part of, but we didn't realize how many other people would want to be ... with us,” says Associate Pastor Rick Donald.

  • Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen Sep 15, 2013 4:17 PM
    Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman’s career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

  • Take a tour of Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center Sep 13, 2013 11:32 AM
    Choosing the right day care setting for your child isn’t easy — but Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center may have a solution.

  • OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselves Sep 13, 2013 12:25 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

  • Guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform at Oakton Sep 10, 2013 1:58 PM
    Artist Billy McLaughlin – who overcame incredible medical odds to perform again on stage – kicks off Oakton’s Performing Arts season with a concert of his complex and rhythmic guitar music at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Documentary focuses on sexual assaults in the U.S. military Sep 10, 2013 1:42 PM
    The most shocking cover up in the United States military is not what you might expect: An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment. Learn more about this epidemic of violence in the armed forces at a free screening of “The Invisible War,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, Room 1604, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room P103.

  • Waste management agency seeks public input Aug 30, 2013 6:07 PM
    Concerned about garbage, recycling and other solid waste issues? The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will conduct a series of informational meetings in September.

  • OFA, legislators, speakers host program on climate change Aug 29, 2013 6:10 PM
    More than 100 attendees were at Oakton Community College's Skokie Campus on August 27 for the update of the film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. David Nadolski, MFA, Adjunct Professor of Speech at Oakton Community College, was trained by former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project to present a commentary titled, “An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It's Not Too Late”. Paul Gulezian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Oakton, was also part of the presentation. The event was coordinated by the North Shore chapter of Organizing for Action.

  • Suburban native to produce new John Wayne Gacy movie Aug 27, 2013 5:37 AM
    They haven’t yet cast the roles of serial killer John Wayne Gacy and his attorney, Sam Amirante, in the feature film being made about the two. Names like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joe Pesci have been tossed around. The only thing definite right now is that a script is being written for the movie, and that the movie will be produced by Winnetka native Patty West. “There are so many people who could be amazing (in those roles),” West said.

  • Oakton presents program on climate change Aug 25, 2013 5:25 PM
    Faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with Organizing for Action and The Climate Reality Project, will present a commentary on climate change Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

  • Book notes: Meet Derek Sherman Aug. 23 in Lake Forest Aug 18, 2013 6:00 AM
    Meet "Race Across The Sky" author Derek Sherman as he signs copies of his book beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Lake Forest Book Store, 680 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest.

  • Oakton hosts nanotechnology open house Aug 6, 2013 10:07 AM
    Learn about career opportunities in the growing nanotechnology industry at a free open house 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.9, hosted by Oakton Community College at the conference center of the Illinois Science + Technology Park, 8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie. The event will be repeated at the same time and location on Thursday, Aug. 15.

  • Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features Chicago artists Jul 30, 2013 9:04 AM
    Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art will open a new exhibit Thursday, Aug. 1, The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland. It is the first major exhibit celebrating this married artist couple, whose work captured Chicago and Europe during the early 20th century. An opening reception will be held the evening of Aug. 8.

  • Entries for Women’s Art Exhibition at Oakton due Aug. 8 Aug 1, 2013 11:39 AM
    Female professional artists time is running out to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for “Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance.” This juried art exhibition, co-sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women’s and Gender Studies at Oakton, will run Oct. 3-25. Entries are due by Thursday, Aug. 8. There is no fee.

  • Oakton welcomes new coordinator for access, equity Jul 22, 2013 12:03 PM
    Karishma Brownlee, a resident of Waukegan, joined Oakton Community College recently as coordinator for access, equity and student rights, a newly created position. Brownlee will serve as an advocate for students’ rights, handle formal complaints of violations of the college’s code of conduct, engage with students to create a more inclusive college climate, and coordinate training for faculty, staff and students.

  • Oakton Community College to hold fundraiser at Rivers Casino Jul 19, 2013 10:58 AM
    Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em at Scholar Chips, a glittering evening of entertainment at Rivers Casino hosted by Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation to benefit student scholarships. Join the fun at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the casino, 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. A limited number of tickets are available for $60.

  • Book notes: Libertyville native signs debut novel Jul 14, 2013 6:00 AM
    Meet Libertyville Helene Wecker as she reads from and signs copies of her debut novel, "The Golem and the Jinni," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Libertyville Civic Center and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:20 PM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

  • GOP gubernatorial hopeful raises about $915,000 Jul 8, 2013 6:26 PM
    Venture capitalist and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised more than $915,000 in the quarter ended June 30 for his effort to become Illinois’ next chief executive.

  • Book notes: Meet ‘Kill Room,’ ‘Downfall’ authors at Anderson’s Jun 29, 2013 6:00 AM
    Authors Jeffery Deaver (“The Kill Room”) and Jeff Abbott (“Downfall”) sign copies of their books at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

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